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The 240th Anniversary of First Baptist Church of Williamsburg is celebrating the special bell ringing ceremony and Concert for Hope on February 1. The event, hosted by Danny Glover, features music Icon Dionne Warwick, musician Esperanza Spalding, and Valerie Simpson performing with the Hampton University Choir.

The legendary actor talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the historic event and his thoughts on the lack of diversity at the Oscars.

“It’s pretty amazing. The ingenuity of enslaved people. It’s pretty extraordinary that in a sense that these enslaved Africans would want to worship the way they want to worship. That’s why it’s important to have Black History Month so t hat we can celebrate these landmarks and understand that this resistance continues,”Glover said.

Does he care about diversity at the Oscars?

“It’s interesting. Nobody questioned the fact that they were no Hispanic Americans. It’s the whole industry. What stories are being told. There have been exceptions to those narratives. It’s imperfect. It’s subjective. how do you determine that five performances are the best in the entire year?”

Click the link above to hear the entire interview.

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